Healthy Fig Bars Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Snacks
homemade fig bars

Do you like figs? If you’re looking for a healthy snack that tastes great, you’ve gotta try these fig bars. They’re easy to make and really satisfying. Plus, they’re packed with nutrients and vitamins that are good for you. So go ahead and give them a try! We promise you won’t be disappointed.

How to Make Fig Bars at Home

Sure, you can easily pick up a package of pre-made fig bars from the grocery store. But you can make even tastier (and healthier!) fig bars right in your own kitchen. All it takes is some simple ingredients and a little bit of time in the oven.

homemade fig barsOur Healthy Fig Bars recipe is so delicious, and they make the perfect healthy snack. Store-bought fig bars can be expensive and aren’t always the healthiest option. So we decided to create our own recipe! Our healthy fig bars are made with whole grain flour, honey and fresh figs. They’re gluten-free and vegan-friendly, and they taste amazing! If you want a healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth, then you need to try these fig bars!

To make the fig bars, prepare a homemade fig jam by soaking dried figs, orange juice, orange zest and cinnamon in hot water for at least five minutes. This will soften the figs and release their natural sweetness. Then, place the figs into a blender with a small amount of the soaking water. Blend until it becomes a spreadable jam. Add more water to thin out the mixture as needed.

Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. To make the dough, place oats in a food processor and process until they are fine. Add in almond flour, Truvia, cinnamon and baking powder and process to combine. In a separate bowl, combine melted coconut oil, applesauce, water and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and blend until combined. The dough should be moist but not too wet.

Roll the dough out onto a baking sheet to about ¼” thickness in the shape of a large rectangle. Spread the fig jam in a line down the center of the dough. Fold  each side of the dough over the fig filling to create a log shape. Flip the log so that seam side is down and slice it into 12 equal-sized bars. Separate the slices and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!

On a Nutrisystem program? Log each serving of these Healthy Fig Bars as one SmartCarb and two Extras in your NuMi app journal!

More Healthy Homemade Bars

From fruity lemon bars to chocolaty granola bars, we’ve got plenty of healthy bar recipes that fit into your weight loss plan. Check them out below!:

Servings: 12

Calories per Serving: 176

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 2 Extras

Ingredients:

  • Fig Jam
  • 1 ½ cups dried black mission figs, stems removed
  • ½ orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups hot water
  • Fig Bars Dough
  • 2 cups quick oats, dry
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup Truvia Cane Sugar Blend
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Soak figs, orange juice, zest and cinnamon in hot water for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Place figs into a blender with a small amount of the water. Blend until it becomes a spreadable jam. Add more water to thin out.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Place oats in food processor and process until fine. Add in almond flour, Truvia, cinnamon and baking powder. Process to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine melted coconut oil, applesauce, water and vanilla.
  6. Add wet mixture to drink mixture and blend until combined.
  7. Roll dough out onto baking sheet to about ¼" thick large rectangle.
  8. Spread fig jam in a center line down the dough.
  9. Fold each side over the fig filling into a log. Flip the log so that seam side is down and then slice into 12 pieces.
  10. Separate the slices and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool.
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